Where to Go in Toronto for Panoramic Views

Toronto skyline | © Taxiarchos228 / WikiCommons
Toronto skyline | © Taxiarchos228 / WikiCommons
Photo of Emily Paskevics
14 March 2017

The Toronto skyline is rapidly evolving, with apparently no end in sight to the high-rise condo construction boom. Many popular vistas of the city are almost unrecognizable when compared with similar views from just a few years ago. All the same, the most striking views of Toronto continue to be captured by professional photographers and avid Instagrammers alike. Here are 10 of the best spots for getting panoramic views around the city.

The BMO Field

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BMO Field stadium in Toronto, Canada
BMO Field hosts soccer and football games | © Valentino Visentini / Alamy Stock Photo
Even if you’re not into soccer, watching a Toronto FC game at the BMO Field is worth it for the stunning view of the city skyline that the stadium offers – even amid the screaming, red-and-white clad fans.

Humber Bay

On the west side of Toronto, the shores of Humber Bay in Etobicoke offer many unobstructed views of the downtown area off to the east. If you can get up early enough, watching the sun rise over the city from this area is particularly spectacular.

Humber Bay Park, Toronto, ON, Canada

mornings on the lake look like this 🚲

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Bathurst Street Bridge

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From the Bathurst Street Bridge
From the Bathurst Street Bridge | © JasonParis / Flickr
The Bathurst Street Bridge crosses over Toronto’s railway corridor and offers an unusual view of the downtown core. When strolling or jogging along the bridge, you’ll want to take a photo of the CN Tower and Rogers Centre, which by some trick of perspective, appear much closer than they really are.

Canoe Restaurant

If you’ve got some money to spare, Canoe is an elite dining experience that offers beautiful panoramic vistas of the Toronto Harbourfront and downtown areas, which you can take in while enjoying Canoe’s upscale Canadian fare.

Canoe, 66 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 364 0054

Canoe Restaurant, Toronto | © Cindy La

Canoe Restaurant, Toronto | © Cindy La